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Huawei HarmonyOS leaves Apple iOS behind in China for Q1 2024: Report



HarmonyOS iOS Q1 2024 China

Huawei HarmonyOS has been battling with Apple iOS for a long time in China and in Q1 2024, the Chinese tech maker surpassed its rival with a gradual increase. A recent report by Counterpoint shed light on the performance of smartphone OS(s).

The analytical data shows that HarmonyOS has performed quite well in both Chinese and global markets. Whereas, Apple iOS had significantly declined worldwide due to new features and GenAI capabilities that are available only for Android devices.

Further details show that HarmonyOS has doubled its shares on the global surface from 2 to 4%. Speaking of its home ground, the OS gained 17% shares in China.

Compared to the last quarter (Q4 2023), HarmonyOS shares increased by 1%. Yet it’s a remarkable growth and signifies more achievements for Huawei in the future.

HarmonyOS iOS Q1 2024 China

HarmonyOS and iOS sales in Q1 2024 global market ranking (Image Credits: Counterpoint)

This is the first time that Huawei HarmonyOS has overtaken Apple iOS in China (Q1 2024). Counterpoint highlights that this shift is due to the huge support of Chinese customers for native products rather than going for foreign-made devices.

Factors of Achievement

Huawei regained its position back in the Chinese smartphone market through the return of Kirin 5G chips with Mate 60 series. 5G adoption is another reason why consumers chose Huawei flagship models over other phones in China.

Due to 5G network support, the HarmonyOS adaptation jumped from 9% in Q1 2023 to 50% in the first quarter of this year. As Huawei continues to focus on supply chain matters, market conditions could become more favorable for it in the time ahead.

Apple iOS on the other hand dropped by 4% in the Q1 2024 Chinese smartphone OS market. “One man’s loss is another man’s gain” and so is the situation with Huawei, which has now started pacing ahead in the OS race.

HarmonyOS iOS Q1 2024 China

HarmonyOS and iOS sales in Q1 2024 Chinese market ranking (Image Credits: Counterpoint)

|| Source – Counterpoint ||

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